Judge Says Drew Peterson Wrongful Death Case Can Continue

Peterson was convicted in 2012 of killing Kathleen Savio

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:10 AM CDT
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The former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant was found guilty in September of murdering Savio. He lost a bid earlier Thursday for a new trial. Kim Vatis reports.

The former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant was found guilty in September of murdering Savio. He lost a bid earlier Thursday for a new trial. Kim Vatis reports.

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A Will County judge is allowing a wrongful death case against former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson to go forward.

Circuit Court Judge Michael Powers is denying a motion for summary judgment in the case, which came after family members of Peterson's third wife asked for a ruling in the case without a trial.

Powers set a status hearing in the case for Oct. 24.

The 59-year-old Peterson was convicted in 2012 of killing Kathleen Savio as they were finalizing a divorce in 2004. Peterson was sentenced in February to 38 years in prison.

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